Pedra Do Sal

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  • Address: Largo do Joao da Baiana | Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Entertainment

Pedra do Sal is a historical and religious site that holds a special place in the hearts of cariocas. It literally mean Rock of Salt and is the birthplace of Samba. The slogan of the place is “Aqui se respeita o samba” which translates as “Here we respect samba music”. Every Monday night the area comes alive with the Samba da roda, a huge street party dedicated to Samba. Here you can enjoy live Samba music and dance in a casual but lively atmosphere. There is no admission fee but it gets extremely crowded so find yourself a nook and dance the evening away. Both the people and place are very tourist friendly and the party goes on till the wee hours of the morning. There are booths set up all around for drinks and snacks.

Pedra Do Sal Travel Tips

  • The event may be cancelled in case of heavy rains.
  • As in most crowded place be careful with your belongings.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as seating may be hard to come by.
  • Do not loiter in the alleyways or isolated places.
  • The best way to get here is by taxi in order to avoid walking through unsafe areas.

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  • Pedra Do Sal Address: Largo do Joao da Baiana | Saude, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pedra Do Sal Timing: 07:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Best time to visit Pedra Do Sal(preferred time): 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pedra Do Sal: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 5.76% of people who visit Rio De Janeiro include Pedra Do Sal in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Pedra Do Sal visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pedra Do Sal

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pedra Do Sal

People normally club together Saara and Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas while planning their visit to Pedra Do Sal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pedra Do Sal Reviews & Ratings

  • Best Samba Party in Rio de Janeiro. Live music. Cheap drinks and street food. Nice Party. Everybody dances.

  • Great place to feel and enjoy the true Carioca bohemia. Fair prices, relatively safe and good sort of beers. Close to downtown.

  • Good cultural experience. Every monday night there is live old style samba music played. Lots of restaurants and food booths, other styles of music.

  • Went on a Monday night, and it was amazingly jumping. Different food vendors, all types of music. Just TOO CROWDED to really enjoy.

  • If you want a true Rio vibe on a Monday (and Friday), this is the place to be. Street party at it's finest, samba on one side, funk in the middle, and hip hop and the other end. You will find a bar to sit and drink, if that's what you want, or just walk (the very crowded) street to buy from a local vendor and listen to their music. I know that some westerners find it intimidating though. If you're only here on holiday and you want beach-bar, Copacabana-style party DO NOT go here! Otherwise, relax and enjoy the good times :)

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